Scene Stealers: Build Tension

cheerful thinking or planning young business woman with pen, isoWelcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

How it works

 

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

 

This month’s installment Build Tension allows you to exercise your writing muscles by writing a story in which you build tension slowly. Remember, you are heading towards a climax.

 

Scene Stealer #21

She looked up from her writing. Was that a creak? But she’d oiled the hinges just yesterday.  

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Listening courtesy of Bigstockphoto

Scene Stealers: Change your POV

picture of man opening envelopeWelcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

How it works

 

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

 

This month’s installment Change Your POV allows you to exercise your writing muscles by writing a story in the rarely-used second-person POV. Remember, this is not a memoir, it’s a story.

 

Scene Stealer #20

You’re surprised when the usher hands you an envelope with your name on it. How would anyone know you’d be watching this movie here, now? You open the envelope. 

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Guest Post Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Surprise courtesy of Bigstockphoto.com

 

Scene Stealers: Write a Love Story

picture of a man in loveWelcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

How it works

 

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This month’s installment is to write a love story. You can make it cheesy, mysterious, funny, romantic – whatever you want. The only condition is that you have fun writing it!

 

Scene Stealer #19

They say love is blind.

 

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Guest Post Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: In love courtesy of Bigstockphoto.com

 

Scene Stealers – Fun With Puns

man with pointy earsWelcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

 

Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case, it must appear in the beginning of your story.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This month’s installment is designed to help you use puns in your writing. A pun is a play on words – the humorous use of a word or phrase to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications. Puns can also create additional layers of meaning, adding depth to a story.

 

Scene Stealer #18

It was the first day of January.

He decided he wanted a new ear.

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Guest Post Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Handsome man courtesy of Bigstockphoto.com

Scene Stealers – Develop Your Character’s Voice

picture of character

Do You Have the Perfect Voice for Your Character?

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

 

Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case, it must appear in the beginning of your story.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This month’s installment is designed to help you develop your character’s voice. Voice communicates who the character is, where they’ve been and where they might be headed. A character’s voice is what makes him/her unique – and your story memorable.

 

Scene Stealer #17

I looked at the question: Who would you be if you could be anyone at all?

I decided to answer it.

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Guest Post Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Character courtesy of Bigstockphoto.com